Focus time is the time in between meetings when you are able to get into the mindset of doing core work without the distraction of meetings. Read measures the time in between meetings by connecting to your calendar (Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, and/or Zoom) to identify a minimum of two hours between meetings and labels that time "focus time".
Read does not schedule focus time on your calendar explicitly, rather it is calculated behind the scenes and will evolve dynamically as your schedule changes. Focus time is one of the key factors used by the Read Smart Scheduler to help you schedule your time more efficiently in a few different ways:
- When scheduling meetings on your Google Calendar with the Read Smart Scheduler Chrome extension, Read will recommend available slots that optimize focus time (as well as engagement and timeliness)
- Similarly, the same will occur when scheduling meetings using your Read Smart Scheduler scheduling link
- If a meeting is marked as "flexible" on your calendar, then Read will automatically reschedule it to a time that optimizes focus time (as well as engagement and timeliness)
Read will automatically consider not only your own schedule and behavioral metrics, but also that of your other meeting guests, as long as they also have a Read account.